Josephine V. Mathias

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Josephine V. Mathias

October 01, 1922 - September 09, 2018

Josephine V. Mathias, 95, of Lewisburg, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, Lewisburg.
She was born Oct. 1, 1922, in New Bedford, Mass., the oldest daughter of Armando Almeida Victoria and Herminia Grace (Laurente) Victoria. On July 16, 1948, she married Earl P. Mathias, who she met while they were working at a factory in Rhode Island during World War II. They were married for 28 years, when he passed away in 1976.

Josephine graduated from Central Falls High School, Rhode Island.
She spent most of her life raising and caring for her family. She was a big baseball fan and loved her Boston Red Sox.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lewisburg. She spent several years working with Dr. Clyde Jacobs of Sunbury and volunteering at the gift shop at Evangelical Hospital. She was a member of The Lewisburg Garden Club where she served as one of their presidents.

Surviving are four sons and two daughters-in-law, Greg H and Deborah Mathias, Cliff S. and Lyn Mathias and Steve R. Mathias, all of Lewisburg, and Mark P. Mathias, of Maryland; one daughter and son-in-law, Kay M. and John Rupert of Shippenville; two sisters, Carmen Deans of Massachusetts and Betty Feder of Florida; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a son, Jeff D. Mathias; one brother, Armand Victoria; and one sister, Thelma Victoria.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family suggests contributions in Josephine's memory be made to the Alzheimer's Association, online at

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5 posts

Earle Cornelius
Sep 16, 2018
Sorry to hear about your mother’s passing.
Joyce Beck
Sep 14, 2018
Thinking of you, with the loss of your mother.
Joyce Beck
Sep 14, 2018
Thinking of you, my thoughts, and prayers, are for each of you, with the loss of your mother, she was a loving, special person, with deepest sympathy, Fondly, Joyce Beck
John Parkinson
Sep 14, 2018
Sorry to hear of your loss. Your in my prayers.
Annette Rager
Sep 14, 2018
So sorry for your loss thoughts an prayers for the loss of your loved one